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Permissions at installing new apps

Permissions at installing new apps
Having our data protected is very important for us: we don't want it to be out of control. Fuente: www.lausan.es

Today we are going to talk about data permissions and how to manage them correctly

02.12.2017 - Sergio Herrero e Irene Barbero

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Imagine you want to install a new app in your smartphone, You click on the "Google Play Store" icon and you search for the app you are going to download. Just before the app downloads you have to accept some permissions. If you refuse those permissions, the app won't be installed. You decide to accept them and then, the app is downloading.

Now the app is installed in your smartphone. In some cases, such as all the social networks, before your access they will ask you to agree to the famous ?terms and conditions?, so you click on ?I accept? unconsciously, without knowing what you have just accepted.

As you are used to accept all those permissions without reading them, you have allowed the app to access to your personal data, so the company that has created the app is able to know where you are, who you call or the photos you take.

 And what happens if you uninstall the app? Maybe you think the app is useless, or it isn?t what you were expecting but, anyway, you don?t want to have the app installed in your smartphone. You will probably think that if you uninstall and app, nobody will be able to access to your data, but you are wrong. They will.

Fortunately, thanks to the latest updates on Android devices, you can arrange the permissions you give. How? You won?t have to accept the permissions by installing the app, but whenever the app has to use one of the functions of the smartphone, you will have to accept (or refuse) the permission. However, if you refuse it the app will constantly ask you for that permission unless you click on the ?Don?t ask again? tab.

Although you can arrange the permissions only when the app ask you for, you can also manage them in the settings of your smartphone. This way you can know all the permissions you have given to the app, which of them are important for its running and which aren?t.

Now we are going to tell you how you can manage all those permissions. You only have to click on ?Settings?, then on ?Apps?, and finally on ?Advanced settings?. Then you have access to the ?App permissions? part, and you can manage all of them.

 Finally, we are going to give you some permissions you can manage:

  • Storage

  • Calendar

  • Contacts

  • Camera

  • Gallery

  • Music and videos

  • Calls and messaging

  • Email

  • GPS

  • Sound recorder

Now it?s your turn. If you don?t want your data to be spread, check out your settings and learn how to manage all the permissions. It?s not very difficult, and your data will be safe. 

As always, you can give us your opinion about this article by writing in the comments, and you can also give us ideas to talk about next week. 

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Marta | 10-12-2017 01:10

Congratulation for the article.


Rafa | 04-12-2017 08:52

Hi, Sergio. I find your article, well organized and focused, understandable, up-to-date and very useful. Congratulations.


Carmela | 03-12-2017 21:39

Excelente artículo


Pedro | 03-12-2017 21:39

Gracias por hacer que cada semana tenga que refrescar mi inglés con esta sección de vuestro periódico


Carmen | 03-12-2017 21:38

Otro gran artículo en inglés.


Marina | 03-12-2017 18:55

Gracias,por este gran artículo


Patricia | 03-12-2017 14:19

It is scary if we think about it, and all the risks! thanks for your article!!


Carmen D. | 03-12-2017 13:25

Otro artículo muy bueno y muy útil para nuestro día a día, puesto que muchas veces utilizamos nuestro móvil de una manera inconsciente.


Pilar | 03-12-2017 10:06

Enhorabuena Sergio por tu nuevo artículo en inglés.


mary | 03-12-2017 09:06

Gracias por decirnos como mantener "nuestra vida" un poco más segura. Muy interesante


Helena | 03-12-2017 08:55

¡Ánimo Sergio!


Roy | 02-12-2017 22:32

Thank you for the article! I also think that most of us are not really aware of the risks that we go through every time we click on an I ACCEPT button. Nonetheless, it is always useful to know how to make your way to the settings area where one can modify them! Great!